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Product Details

  • Series: Baby:411
  • Paperback: 576 pages
  • Publisher: Windsor Peak Press; Fifth Edition, Revised, 5th ed. edition (September 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1889392413
  • ISBN-13: 978-1889392417
  • Product Dimensions: 10 x 5.1 x 1.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (200 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,841 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Without a doubt, Baby 411 is definitely among the best books ever written for parents and caregivers regarding the appropriate and very logical approach to infant and child care. It is cleverly written, easy to understand, well organized, and often extremely humorous. Parents, grandparents, and anyone responsible for the rearing and day-to-day care of children should have this book available as a ready resource. I do!"

-Jan Drutz, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine

From the Back Cover

You are having a baby! Congratulations! Now, the reality hits you—what the heck am I doing? What if you could bottle the wisdom of all those parents who've come before you . . . and mix it with the solid medical advice from an nationally-renowned pediatrician? Baby 411 is the answer! Think of it as the ultimate FAQ for new parents. Inside you'll learn:

  • How to pick a pediatrician with savvy questions to ask and insider tips.
  • Sleep. The best way to get your baby to sleep through the night.
  • First aid—when to worry, when not . . . and what to do when baby gets sick. No-nonsense, down-to-earth advice you can trust.
  • Fussy baby 411. Is it colic? Acid reflux? Or something else? Discover the secrets to soothing a fussy baby.
  • Detailed nutrition info with a step-by-step guide for successful breastfeeding, introducing solid food and the ‘‘new and improved'' formulas. Plus: simple steps to avoid food allergies!
  • Is my baby normal? Learn how your baby will grow and develop!

New in this revised 5th edition:

  • Does your baby need extra vitamins? We'll give the low-down on the new Vitamin D recommendations and more.
  • Sleep safety: what you need to know about the drop-side crib ban, sleep positioners, crib bumpers and more.
  • Does formula lead to obesity? We'll look at the latest research.
  • The vaccine-autism hoax: what you need to know about this controversy.
  • How to protect your baby from whopping cough.

All that and more in the new, updated and revised BABY 411!


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Highly recommended book for new parents.
AT
Very well organized and easy to find information when you need to look up something I have told my friends this is the only book you need!
K. lee
Baby 411 is a great book that is more like a manual.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By JTM on September 2, 2011
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By far the most informative, organized and down-to-earth book I have read in terms of planning for baby's first year. I will be a first time mom in about 6 months (admittedly a little bit of a planning freak). Thinking about all of the choices and decisions I will be making in terms of parenting styles and techniques, pediatricians, breastfeeding, nutrition, sleep habits etc., it's incredibly daunting! This book plays to everything I was looking for: information backed by the latest science, excellent organization (can be read cover to cover and/or used as a reference book)and variety of options in terms of schools of thought. Written by a pediatrician and best selling baby author, both mothers, this book is a well-rounded read. This book assists new parents with the what and why behind each subject it covers. After reading this book I feel prepared and confident that I have the tools I need for baby's first year. The tone of the book in my opinion is unbiased, slightly humorous and approachable. The writers do not talk down to their readers, they provide gentle guidance. Also, they do not plug specific products. A++!
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Carly Cox on May 19, 2012
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While I generally like this book and find it to be a great reference whenever I had questions about a topic related to raising my infant son, I was disturbed to find incorrect advice given in the "Chocking Emergencies: 4 Tips" section on page 412. While they are correct that you do not need to do anything as long as your child is making noises, they are incorrect on their advice once your child's airway is completely blocked and they cannot make a sound. While conscious, they recommend looking for the item in your child's mouth and attempting to remove it if you can see it. Only when your child goes unconscious do they recommend doing back blows. And they only recommend calling 911 if the back blows do not work. These pieces of advice are just plain WRONG! If your child is silent but conscious, you should alternate infant back blows and chest thrusts. The blows and thrusts force air up from their lungs in an attempt to dislodge the object blocking their airway. If successful, the object will come out and they will start crying. Their is no need to look in their mouths at this point as it is unlikely that you will be able to see or remove an object that is completely blocking the airway without first doing the back blows and chest thrusts to dislodge it. If that does not work and your child goes unconscious, you should lay him down, call 911 and then perform infant CPR, looking in the mouth each time you attempt to give breaths to see if the object has come loose and can be picked out. If you wait until after they have gone unconscious and you have failed to dislodge the object with your back blows, your child will have gone without oxygen for several minutes before you even called for help and it usually takes several minutes for an ambulance to arrive.Read more ›
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By K. J. Krulitz on February 18, 2013
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When I was growing up, I often heard parents say "no one sends you home with a manual for your baby." Well....here it is.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael on December 7, 2012
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As a pediatrician and parent of 2 children, I think this is the single best resource for new parents. I recommend it to all my friends and patients. Unlike most books, it doesn't hold back or provide generic advice and gives you "real" advice unlike most stuff from the AAP. The advice is not only evidence-based and clinically correct, it is also couched in hilarious anecdotes and a terrifically fluid writing style. Simply the best single resource out there.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. geyer on February 13, 2013
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I purchased this book for my new daughter in law. She had questions and needed advice. She has used it many times now.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nancy Hehmann on January 15, 2013
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I am a Grandmother and friend to babies. I have purchased this twice because I think all new mothers can use a supplemental source of information at times with a newborn and infant (although it should never take the place of having a physician evaluate illnesses). Information is well written and easy to look up.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By CT09 on December 30, 2012
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This is our go-to book. We also got the "what to expect" book as a gift, but this is much easier to read and navigate. We've bought it as a gift 3 times now for friends expecting a baby.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Melanie Weld on November 15, 2012
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I bought the authors book, "Baby Bargains" and LOVED that book. I saw that they had a baby book out and put it on my registry. Somehow even after my book was purchased, i was told by several other friends they had also purchased it for me...They said they were browsing it until they saw me to give it to me and they loved it, so it wasn't hard to let them down gently and tell them i already owned it, score for them, they all ended up keeping the book. I have to say, when I freak out about things(apparently very common freak outs, like changed in BM) sure enough it goes over it. This book has provided me with more info than my own pediatrician!! For example, my baby started only having one -two BMs a day around 6 weeks, my Dr said "thats fine" the book actually explained that this is very normal to happen around 6 weeks. So where my Dr made me feel like it was an okay thing, but maybe not normal, the book reassured me it's very common and normal!!!
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